I attended a workshop organized by the Lomography Gallery Store in Santa Monica on 6 June, 2012. We used the Lomo LC-A with a “used” X-Pro film. The photos on the films were shot by people from the store in West Hollywood. We basically had to shoot the second layer of the film, a.k.a. multiple exposure.
The Lomo LC-A is a fixed lens, 35 mm film, leaf shutter, zone focus, compact camera introduced in 1984. The design is based on the Cosina CX-2. It’s not heavy at all. It feels a lot like a digital point and shoot camera.
Loading the film is surprisingly easy. You just pull the little “thingy” on top and you load the film. You must take a few shots for the film to wind up. There is a switch on the bottom that opens the lens and the viewfinder. There is also a switch for the four focus modes: 0.8meters, 1.5meters, 3meters and Infinity mode for objects very far away. There is a “thingy” for setting up the camera to be compatible with the film’s ISO. On the bottom there is a MX (Multiple Exposure) switch that allows you to take double layer photos.
To take out the film you must first push a little button on the bottom and then start rewinding the film with the metal “thingy” on top, and finally you take out the film and give it to a store for development. I hope this review explained most of the basics of this simple and easy camera. I have included some shots I took with the camera. As I said in the description, these are multiple exposure photos.
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